Stephen Hawking = Dead. Richard Dawkins = Alive. Stephen Hawkins = Doesn’t Exist March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking = Dead. Richard Dawkins = Alive. Stephen Hawkins = Doesn’t Exist

As Kimberly Winston of Religion News Service wrote earlier today, “Say the words ‘British,’ ‘scientist’ and ‘atheist’ and the first person to come to mind probably isn’t Stephen Hawking.”

She’s right about that. A lot of people are confusing the names of Stephen Hawking, the atheist theoretical physicist who died last night, and Richard Dawkins, the atheist evolutionary biologist.

It’s not that they think Dawkins is the one who died. It’s that news producers are eager for Dawkins to discuss the loss of “Richard Hawkins.”

Alas, Professor Hawkins is no longer with us either. Some say he was never truly with us at all. Some say he lives inside of us. And some say he will appear if we say his name in the dark three times in a row.

It’s not just news producers either. Plenty of celebrities chimed in with their memories of “Stephen Hawkins,” the Brilliant Man Who Never Existed,

(Thanks to Brian for the link)

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